Comments

Digital copy of Documents relating to a joint investigation conducted by the Children's Service and States of Jersey Police into allegations of sexual abuse made by children in foster care against [Witness 884], the son of foster parents [Witness 812 and 813]. [Some details redacted].

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Reference

C/D/AW10/WD008746

Date

August 18th 2002 - April 30th 2003

Scope and Content

• Child Protection Referral: Initial Assessment Form completed by Sarah Brace, Team Manager. Includes details of cause for concern, referring to the disclosure on 18 August 2002 of allegations of sexual abuse made by foster children against [Witness 884], the 17 year old son of their foster parents [Witness 812 and 813]. Provides details of the referral and the Child Care Officers involved, and details of a visit by David Castledine on 18 August 2002 and interviews with the complainants. Provides general descriptions of the children and details of medical examinations conducted by Dr Mandy John and Dr Clifford Spratt on 20 August 2002. • Minutes of a strategy discussion regarding the investigation into allegations against [Witness 884] at Maison Le Pape on 21 August 2002. Lists those present, outlines the purpose of the meeting, provides a brief summary of allegations of sodomy and indecent assault against [Witness 844], outlines agreed actions and provides details of a discussion point. • Report by Sarah Brace, Team Manager detailing events on 31 August and 1 September 2002 relating to the investigation into allegations against [Witness 884]. Includes details of events on 31 August 2002 including a briefing meeting, summarises the arrest of [Witness 884], outlines arrangements for the children and provides details of a strategy meeting including agreed action. Also includes details of events on 1 September 2002, including an interview with [the adopted son of Witnesses 812 and 813], a briefing meeting and an interview with a child formerly fostered by [Witnesses 812 and 813]. • Report by Sarah Brace, Team Manager regarding the investigation into allegations against [Witness 884]. Provides details about family composition, providing details about children fostered with [Witnesses 812 and 813] including dates of placement and removal and the CCO [Child Care Officer] assigned to each child. • Report by Sarah Brace, Team Manager setting out details of files relating to Operation Chips. Sets out information and details from files of children fostered by [Witnesses 812 and 813]. • Report by Sarah Brace, Team Manager setting out details regarding other children cared for by [Witnesses 812 and 813]. Sets out information and details from files of children fostered by [Witnesses 812 and 813], including dates of placement and removal and the CCO [Child Care Officer] assigned to each case. Also lists children childminded by [Witnesses 812 and 813]. • Report detailing visits to families as part of [Operation] Chips. Provides details of visits to families as part of [Operation] Chips on 4, 7, 8 and 9 October 2002. • Child Care Officer's Report on [the adopted son of Witnesses 812 and 813] dated 16 September 2002 by Sarah Brace, Team Manager. Includes details of family composition, outlines details of cause for concern, referring to a complaint of indecent assault and sodomy made by foster children against [Witness 884] on 18 August 2002. Provides background information about the subject of the report, referring to his adoption by [Witnesses 812 and 813] and care history prior to his adoption placement. Includes details relating to the subject's involvement in the investigation into the allegations against [Witness 884], provides an assessment of the subject including protective factors and risk factors, and sets out recommendations to consider regarding the subject. • Reported dated April 2003 by Tony Le Sueur, Team Manager - Adoption and Permanency concerning foster carers [Witnesses 812 and 813]. Describes the purpose of the report as to highlight the circumstances surrounding the registration of [Witnesses 812 and 813] as foster carers for the Children's Service following the conclusion of a police investigation into allegation by children against their son [Witness 884]. Provides background details and a report setting out details of the case and the police investigation which culminated in the decision not to pursue a prosecution against [Witness 884] due to belief that it would not be in the children's best interests. Summarises support provided to the family during the period and finishes with conclusions and recommendations, including recommendation that [Witnesses 812 and 813's] registration as foster carers should not be reactivated.

Names

Andrews, Jean
Baudains, Marnie
Berner, Mandy
Bonney, Robert
Brace, Sarah
Castledine, David
Coxshall, Emma
Davenport, Richard
Dennett, Phil
Fernandes, Elsa
Hallam, Stuart
Hansford, Irene
Heins, Linda
Inglis, Dorothy
Johnson, Mandy, Dr
Larbalestier, Vicki
Le Sueur, Tony
Loughlin, Keeley Patricia, Detective Constable
Mountford, Sandra, Dr
Papworth, Phil
Pugsley, Marta
Shearer, Michael, Detective Sergeant
Smith, Andrew, Detective Sergeant
Spratt, Clifford, Dr
Trott, Rosemary
Vautier, Pauline
Brig-y-Don Children's Home
Children's Service
Family Protection Team
Guernsey Health Committee
Health and Social Services Committee
Jersey General Hospital
La Chasse Centre
Maison Le Pape
National Foster Care Association
Operation Chips
Robin Ward, Jersey General Hospital
Royal Court
States of Jersey Police
The Fostering Network

Keywords

Brig-y-Don, Coast Road | La Chasse | Maison Le Pape | adoption | allegations | case conferences | child abuse | Child Care Officers | child protection | Children | Committees | courts | departments | domestic violence | evidence | Fit Person Orders | fostering | IJCI | indecent assault | investigations | recommendations | referrals | reports | safeguarding | sexual abuse | sodomy | visits

Dimensions

1 pdf file

Language

English

Level of description

file

Access Restriction

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Closed until

2100

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